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Featuring Performances by Tangerine Dream

- Soundtrack, released 1984 -


CD release UK 1984

Picture-LP release UK 1984

CD release USA 1995


1.Going West 4:10
2.Afternoon In The Desert 3:35
3.Plane Ride 3:30
4.Mystery Tracks 3:15
5.Lost In The Dunes 2:40
6.Highway Patrol 4:10
7.Love Phantasy 3:40
8.Mad Cap Story 4:00
9.Dirty Cross Roads 4:20
10. Flashpoint [performed by The Gems]3:47
Total running time37:07


Recording date1984
Recording site(s)Berlin
Composer(s)Edgar Froese, Chris Franke, Johannes Schmoelling
Musician(s)Edgar Froese, Chris Franke, Johannes Schmoelling
Producer(s)Edgar Froese, Chris Franke, Johannes Schmoelling


In 1984, TD produced the music for the thriller Flashpoint, starring Kris Kristofferson, Treat Williams, Rip Torn and Tess Harper.


According to information from the IMDb, when the director William Tannen hired Tangerine Dream to score Flashpoint he told them not to do the end title song because he had one he was using -- Sympathy For The Devil by The Rolling Stones. Tangerine Dream said it was the perfect song to end the film with. They scored the entire film but this piece. Then the studio felt the song was too expensive and instead gave the assignment to an assistant who worked for one of the vice presidents. It was voted 'worst' end title song for 1984 by Leonard Matlin, the film critic.


More information about this movie is available at The Internet Movie Database.


The soundtrack was released world-wide by EMI on vinyl and audio cassette, but the only CD release was done in the United Kingdom by the Heavy Metal label. This one revealed to be probably one of the rarest items of TD -- especially if a collector was looking for a playing copy: Most copies of this series had a pressing error and were unplayable; so the company called back all the CDs and deleted Flashpoint from the lists soon after. A handful of playing copies are circulating among fans, but they were traded at prices of some-hundred Dollars.




More than ten years later, in 1995, all those who were desperately seeking for a CD version of this soundtrack got the chance to buy it at a realistic price: After there had been rumours about re-releases for years, a US-based label re-issued the soundtrack at last.


1984: Thorn EMI America
Promo-LP: ST.240238; grey promo labels, sticker on cover
LP: ST.240238; grey labels
1984: EMI America
LP: ST.17141; grey labels
1984: EMI America
LP: 064 240238 1; grey labels
1984: EMI America
Promo-LP: 064 240238 1; grey promo labels
LP: 064 240238 1; grey labels
1984: Heavy Metal
LP: HMI HP 29; blue labels, textured cover
Picture-LP: HMI PD 29
CD: HMI XD 29; most copies are unplayable due to a manufacturing error
1984: EMI America
Promo-LP: ST.17141; grey labels, gsc
LP: ST.17141; grey labels
1995: CEMA Special Markets/One Way
CD: S21-18507
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